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  • Two homeowners with guns confront intruders in Pierce County(WA)

    04/06/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | NA
    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Two Pierce County homeowners pulled guns on people trying to break into their homes Thursday morning. Bonney Lake Police said a man was napping at his home in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East when he heard someone ringing the doorbell. He ignored it, but then heard the person kicking the door. The owner grabbed a shotgun and confronted the intruder. The suspect then fled in a pickup truck, but not before the homeowner fired a shot. Police say there was no indication the car or the intruder was hit. Police said they are searching...
  • Why Is WA State U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan Working With CAIR?

    03/21/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 11 replies ^ | March 21, 2012 | William Mayer
    Why Is WA State U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan Working With CAIR?By WILLIAM MAYER March 21, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - - Since the DOJ's U.S. Attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers in their various districts, we were more than a bit surprised to find that Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington State, had developed an ongoing relationship with the tainted Islamist pressure group, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR]. According to its website "CAIR-Washington is working with Ms. Durkan's staff to provide feedback and direction for the anti-bullying initiative, as well...
  • Hunters fighting to stop Thurston Co. gun ordinance(WA)

    04/05/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | Bryan Johnson
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Hunters in Olympia say a proposed gun control ordinance is illegal and dangerous, and they're fighting to keep it off the books. The Thurston County Commission is mulling a proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to fire a gun on county shores. "Both the residents and the commissioners are persuaded that discharge of firearms in this area is no longer safe because of population density," said Commissioner Karen Valenzuela. That plan isn't sitting well with local hunters, who say the waters around Olympia are prime locations for duck hunting. The hunters showed up in droves to...
  • North Bend man shoots, kills home intruder in Si View neighborhood(WA)

    04/03/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 1 April, 2012 | NA
    A North Bend man shot and killed an intruder who smashed his way into a Si View residence late Friday. According to media reports and the King County Sheriff's Office, the resident, who is 46 years old, and his girlfriend were awakened just before midnight when a man, apparently a burglar, threw a propane tank through their sliding glass door. They live at the 400 block of Orchard Drive. Reports stated that while the residents hid, they could hear the intruder rummaging through their belongings. The male resident warned the intruder several times that he had a gun, but the...
  • Self-defense killing is North Bend’s first violent death in 7 years(WA semi-barf)

    04/03/2012 7:23:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | CAROL LADWIG
    It had been been nearly eight years since North Bend law enforcement investigated a suspicious death within city limits, until last Friday, when a North Bend resident shot and killed a man who’d broken into his home. In last Friday’s tragedy near Si View Park, law enforcement found a “clear case of self-defense,” but on Oct. 28, 2004, they investigated a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of the owners of Happy Sushi and Teriyaki on Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. Man Chung, who owned the restaurant with his wife, Kwang, had a history of domestic violence, and a court order to...
  • Exciting AKTI Knife Legislation Moving Forward(LA,AK,SC,PA,WA)

    04/02/2012 8:55:27 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jan Billeb
    WASHINGTON, DC --( Several of the states where we have been working to introduce bills to remove restrictions for law-abiding knife owners are moving forward. There’s exciting things happening in several states. Take action TODAY to tell your legislators to vote YES. LOUISIANA KNIFE BILL WILL PROVIDE CLEAR DEFINITION OF SWITCHBLADES SB 78 sponsored by Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish will clearly separate utility, work and hunting knives from being classified as illegal switchblades. Incorporating our “bias toward closure” language will align Louisiana knife law with the 2009 definition amended to the Federal Switchblade Act. Dan Lawson, AKTI’s Legal Contributing Counsel,...
  • North Bend homeowner shoots and kills intruder(WA)

    04/01/2012 5:23:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    NORTH BEND, Wash. -- A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into the bedroom where the homeowner and his girlfriend were hiding. The incident started just after 11:30 p.m. Friday night in the 300 block of SE 5th St in North Bend. A woman called 911 and said that an unknown man was pounding on her door and windows, yelling to be let in. Deputies arrived and didn't locate the suspect but heard a large crash and then banging from a nearby house. The police dispatcher told the deputies that she just received another 911 call from a...
  • Wildlife overpasses planned at Snoqualmie Pass

    03/25/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 3-25-12
    YAKIMA, Wash. — There was no way the agencies monitoring wildlife along the Interstate 90 corridor could supply the manpower needed for a yearlong survey of animals along the highway, so they turned to you. Well, you and anyone else who drives the stretch of I-90 connecting Eastern and Western Washington. That was the genesis of the I-90 Wildlife Watch, a multi-agency effort that enlisted public volunteers -- commuters -- to document wildlife sightings. "That information is really hard to collect," said Paula MacKay, an Ellensburg-based research associate with Western Transportation Institute. "You have to be in the right place...
  • Man Sentenced to 24 Years for 1979 Murder After Long-Held Secret Revealed

    03/24/2012 3:54:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Republic (Indiana) ^ | March 24, 2012 | Diana Hefley
    Her name was written in the thick murder book. Three decades later Snohomish County sheriff's detectives came knocking on her door. She knew why the two men were there. The moment finally had come to share the secret she'd been lugging around since she was 18 years old. She could tell them who killed Susan Schwarz. The words eventually tumbled out. She had been in the small Lynnwood-area home in 1979 when Gregory Johnson grabbed a pretty, young woman out of her shower, tied her up and put a bullet in her head. Johnson, then 26, looked up to find...
  • Wife's tip led FBI to man [left-wing nut] held in Congress threats

    03/14/2012 11:25:59 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 7 replies ^ | Mar. 14, 2012 | unknown
    A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of sending letters containing white powder to members of Congress fell under FBI scrutiny after his wife told an officer that he laced the envelopes with a mixture of celery salt and corn starch. The FBI focused on Christopher Lee Carlson, 39, after a Vancouver police officer told them about a March 4 interview she had with Carlson's wife about Carlson's recent emotional turmoil, The Oregonian reported. --SNIP-- The sender wanted an "end to corporate money and `lobbying,'" an end to corporate "personhood" and a new constitutional convention. The Associated Press obtained a copy of...
  • Man arrested for breaking into King County Jail

    03/12/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/12/2012 | Brandi Kruse
    Police say a man tried to break into the King County Jail Sunday, and was subsequently booked into the jail for criminal trespass. Staff at the jail noticed the man climb over a fence into a secure area of the facility in the 500 block of 5th Ave. He then made several attempts to open a locked door. "Officers did ask him and he offered absolutely no explanation as to why he was attempting to break into the jail," said Detective Renee Witt with the Seattle Police Department, whose officers were called to the scene. "They didn't have to drive...
  • Kitsap Gun Club Dodges Bullet(WA)

    03/12/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | NA
    Kitsap Gun Club Dodges Bullet The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club, in the cross hairs of Kitsap County attorneys following public nuisance allegations, will only have to pay $480 in court costs, rather than the $60,000 sought by the county. A superior court judge ruled that state law limits the gun club’s liability to filing fees, the costs of serving documents and similar charges, excluding the “investigative expenditures sought by county attorneys. The Judge did order the shooting range to remain closed until the club obtains county land use authorization, which requires a public hearing before the Kitsap county hearing...
  • You Can Keep Packing Heat In Seattle Parks, Supreme Court Overrules Gun Ban(WA)

    03/11/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Johnathon Fitzpatrick
    Two Seattle mayors have now tried to ban guns from public parks and community centers. But this week the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association, and five permitted gun owners who sued the city were vindicated in Washington State's Supreme Court. The impetus for the guns-in-parks ban was the 2008 Folklife Festival shooting, in which two attendees were shot and injured. Shortly after, then Mayor Greg Nickels said that the reason for the order was simple: "Our parks, our community centers and our public events are safer without guns." But that argument, not surprisingly, wasn't enough for the State's highest...
  • The flimsy sham of ‘public safety’ in gun prohibition argument(WA)

    03/11/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In the wake of Thursday’s gun rights victory in Washington State, as the final legal nail was driven into Seattle’s gun ban coffin by the State Supreme Court’s rejection of its appeal in Winnie Chan v. City of Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn and City Attorney Pete Holmes played the “children and families” card. Earlier this week, after a federal judge in Maryland declared that state’s “good and substantial reason” requirement for issuing a concealed carry permit in that state to be unconstitutional, the state Attorney General’s office played the “public safety” card in its effort to stay the judge’s ruling...
  • Seattle bitterly vows to lobby for erosion of state preemption(WA)

    03/09/2012 7:00:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes evidently cannot take “no” for an answer. Reacting today to the State Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for review in Seattle’s appeal of its double-loss in an effort to adopt a city parks gun ban in defiance of Washington’s 29-year-old state preemption statute, reported by this column earlier, Holmes told the Seattle Times that the city will take its campaign to the legislature next year. “Seattle sought a second look not only on behalf of its residents but for all forms of local governments in the state that want authority over their own properties....
  • Cease Fire bus ad campaign a willful violation of Metro policy(WA)

    03/08/2012 5:21:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “New bus ads draw the ire of gun rights advocates,” KOMO News reports: Local buses are full of ads for everything from necklaces to web search engines. But a new ad campaign from Washington Cease Fire has stirred controversy. "When you have a gun in the home, you are 22 times more likely to kill a family member or a friend than you are an intruder," said Ralph Fascitelli of Washington Cease Fire. Whatever the statistics, Second Amendment advocates aren't happy with the ads. Indeed, and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, quoted in the KOMO story, tells us why...
  • Spokane Animal Hoarding suspect “pimped herself out” for hay

    03/07/2012 11:12:43 AM PST · by matt1234 · 20 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | March 6, 2012 | unknown
    SPOKANE-- A couple weeks ago Spokane County Animal Protection Officers seized nearly 100 large animals from a property in Elk during an animal cruelty investigation. --SNIP-- Court documents say their owner 35-year-old Michelle Stiner told officers a dead goat found underneath a blue feed possibly was kicked by a pony stallion. --SNIP-- Court documents say Stiner told investigators she was "performing sexual acts for people” and "pimping herself out" to get hay.
  • Just Left My County Caucus in Washington State and......

    03/03/2012 12:50:29 PM PST · by Samizdat · 41 replies
    Samizdat | 3/3/12 | Samizdat
    50+ precincts were represented and it looks like Ron Paul, then Santorum. then Gingrich and Romney comes in last. A reporter came to our precinct table saying he had gone around the room of about 400 people and could not find anyone for Romney. Said he had plenty for Paul and Santorum. Didn't mention Gingrich. Mostly 20 somethings for Paul. I voted for Santorum. But my district is notoriously left of center.

    03/03/2012 9:02:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | March, 2012 | WDFW
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  • Gun club will ask to reopen shooting range

    03/01/2012 3:36:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 2+ views ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Christopher Dunagan
    BREMERTON — Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club will be in court Friday to explain why its shooting range on Seabeck Highway should be allowed to reopen pending court appeals. The club's attorney, Brian Chenoweth, filed a motion asking Judge Susan Serko of Pierce County Superior Court to stay her order, which effectively closed the range until the club obtains land-use permits from Kitsap County. According to the legal pleadings, the court's injunction affects a property right of the club and should not be imposed until appeals are exhausted. "If the club's shooting ranges remain closed during the 18 to 24...